C is for Color

by Chris Gardner

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Modish editor Jena Coray has been making her way from A-Z, and I think this stop - C is for Color, Color, Color & Charlotte Gainsbourg - is simply a must.

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Loads of amazing photos, and an included soundtrack by the ever-engaging Charlotte Gainsburg. Take three minutes and refresh yourself.

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How To: Handmade Modern Topsy-Turvy Shelf

by Chris Gardner

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Sick of her standard Billy bookcase from IKEA, Gina sought to create something more interesting. And having found these square cubes at her local craft store, she grabbed her drill and paintbrush, and got to the creatin'.

"With cubes in hand (or in arms), I set out to make my shelf unit. Not a bad end result, if I do say so myself. After I had painted the interiors of the cubes, I realized that I might have loved it even more had I opted for a honey oak-stained exterior instead of white painted. Oh well, maybe next project."

Supplies:
5 - Wooden cubes (13.5" x 13.5" x 11.25")
Wood glue
flat head wood or sheet metal screws
Drill
Drill bit (for making pilot holes)
Phillips head screwdriver
Pencil
Measuring tape
Drop cloth
Primer paint
White paint
Contrasting color paint
Paintbrush
Sandpaper
Sealer or furniture wax and rags
Painter's tape
Decorative knobs and screws 

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I So Need This - Happiness in Bed

by Chris Gardner

It's one of those things that are just crazy enough to work...

Happiness in Bed is a blanket. With sleeves. Cause "it's really, really annoying to have cold arms when reading in bed."

Well, actually, it's a duvet cover, which makes it even better in my book.

Oh, and peep the details on the gloves - tiny hints of color, and a fingerless index finger, perfect for the lick-and-page-turn. I may be swooning...  

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Knitting a Rock as Penance

by DIY Maven

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As a lad, artist Andy Holden pocketed a rock from the Great Pyramid of Cheops, Giza. For years, he was wracked with guilt over the theft. In 2008 he returned the stone to its rightful place and then started his penance: knitting this gigantic replica now on display at Tate Britain, London. (It puts five Our Father's and ten Hail Mary's to shame, that's for sure.) The exhibition is called Art Now: Andy Holden Pyramid Piece and Return of the...

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'Cable' Knits

by DIY Maven

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Fashion designer Kosuke Tsumura's entrants into the current exhibit "MODE less CODE" features pieces made out of 'fabrics, old plugs, LAN cables and even iPods.' And before you raise objections to the inclusion of iPods, they--and all the rest

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